Writing Inspiration: Be okay with imperfection

The quickest way to freeze yourself when writing is to expect perfection the first time around. Yet even the greatest paintings have sections that the artist reworked. Likewise, a writer must do the same with a story. When writing, don’t worry about being perfect the first time around. Instead, take your time and then revise those sections you’re unhappy with.


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.